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U.S. Military Says 10 Soldiers Killed In Iraq

(RFE/RL) October 18, 2006 -- The U.S. military said today that 10 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq since October 17 in incidents around the country.

The U.S. military released a statement that said four U.S. soldiers were killed this morning when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb west of Baghdad.

Another three U.S. soldiers were killed and one wounded during an operation in Diyala Governorate, north of Baghdad.

One U.S. soldier was killed in northern Baghdad when his patrol was ambushed. Another soldier was killed separately in the capital by a roadside bomb.

And a U.S. Marine died of wounds he received in fighting in the western Al-Anbar Governorate.

More than 60 U.S. soldiers have been killed in October. The U.S. military says the increase in deaths is due to more aggressive patrolling by U.S. forces in Iraq.